Lisa Rosenbaum, M en savoir plus .D.: Transitional Chaos or Enduring Harm? The EHR and the Disruption of Medicine A decade ago, a primary care physician I admired seemed to come undone. His efficiency had derived not really from rushing between sufferers but from understanding them therefore well that his charting was effortless and fast. But he became distracted instantly, losing his grasp on the details of his patients’ lives. He slumped around, shirt half-untucked, perpetually pulling a yellowed handkerchief from his pocket to wipe his perspiring forehead.
The sufferers’ last colonoscopies had been either two months, one year, two years or four years before the study. The %age of patients who remembered the time of their last colonoscopy to within a month was 94 % after two months, 42 % after twelve months, 30 % after 2 yrs and 28 % after four years, based on the study presented this week at the annual conference of the American College of Surgeons in Chicago. The amount of patients who knew whether precancerous growths called polyps were found was about 65 %, 32 %, 36 % and 38 %, respectively. The amount of patients who knew the number of polyps found during their process was about 39 %, ten %, 7 % and 6 %, respectively.